Avibhaga, Avibhāga: 8 definitions


Avibhaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Avibhāga (अविभाग, “non-separation”).—Both Gauḍapāda and Vācaspati interpret the term avibhāga in the sense of dissolution (merger). Vācaspati says, at the time of dissolution (pratisarga), the effects merge in their respective causes, as an earthen pot merge in clay and a gold made ring, crown etc. merge in their respective causes gold. By such merger, an effect become non-different from the cause. For this reason, from the perspective of non-difference of effect, a cause appear as avyakta. Thus, the five gross elements (mahābhūtas), dissolving in the five subtle elements (tanmātras), reveal five subtle elements (tanmātras) as avyakta in respect of them

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Avibhāga (अविभाग) refers to an “inseparable (body)”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, I praise you with mind and speech. Your greatness is primordial. Your limbs are slightly ruddy like the morning sun, and you have made the triple world happy. You are the bride of the god [i.e., Śiva], and possess a body inseparable (avibhāga-bhogā) [from his]. You bestow worldly enjoyment and also liberation from [the world]. You are the stream [of consciousness or immortality], O ruler of worlds. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avibhāga (अविभाग).—a. Unpartitioned, undivided.

-gaḥ 1 Not dividing.

2) Undivided inheritance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avibhāga (अविभाग).—mfn.

(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) Unportioned, unpartitioned. m.

(-gaḥ) Undivided inheritance. E. a neg. vibhāga division.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Avibhāga (अविभाग):—[=a-vibhāga] [from a-vibhakta] m. no separation, no distinction between ([genitive case]), [Pāṇini 1-2, 33; Kāśikā-vṛtti; Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] no division, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] undivided inheritance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avibhāga (अविभाग):—[a-vibhāga] (gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) a. Unportioned.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avibhāga (ಅವಿಭಾಗ):—[adjective] undivided; unpartitioned; whole.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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